The Houston Symphony opened its season with a curious trio of work, but I have no complaints about Sir Ben Kingsley narrating Peter and the Wolf. Read my review at Bachtrack.
Read my preview of Houston Symphony’s weekend concert at the Houston Chronicle.
I readily admit I was a big fan of the Little Mermaid when I was young–not just the Disney film but the darker, unhappier fairytale versions too. Houston Grand Opera’s Rusalka brought the fairytale happily into my adulthood on Friday. Saturday… Continue Reading
A quietly revolutionary performance of Brahms’ second piano concerto, in which ensemble reigned uniquely. Who even remembers the Ives’ symphony that was first on the program? Read my review at Bachtrack.
…At Houston Symphony Orchestra last Thursday night. Read my review at Bachtrack.
I was so excited to hear Joshua Bell perform, but Stravinsky ended up out-shining him. Read my review at Bachtrack.
…And Augustin Hadelich, playing Bartók’s second violin concerto, took the cake. Read my review at Bachtrack.
My review of Houston Symphony performing Verdi’s Requiem on Friday night.
An invigorating trio of Ives, Copland and Dvořák at Houston Symphony Orchestra this weekend, with soloist Martin Fröst, in his HSO debut, leaving a deep impression. Read my review at Bachtrack.
It was a slow night of Hindemith, Saint-Saëns, and Schumann at Jones Hall on Friday. Read my review at Bachtrack.